Beer Geek Breakfast | Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast
2,556 Ratings
Beer Geek BreakfastBeer Geek Breakfast

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Ingredients : Water, malt (pils, oat, smoked, caramunich, brown, pale chocolate and chocolate), roasted barley, flaked oats, hops (centennial and cascade), ale yeast and gourmet coffee.

Added by Goldorak on 03-10-2006

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of taylor714914
2.96/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Another letdown by Mikkeller. Why must you always disappoint? I had big hopes for you, but your dark rich appearance did not match your taste. You were thin, overly carbonated, and dominated by roasted malts. Coffee? I tasted none. Maybe it was the bitter back end that was to be coffee. I will never know. Thanks, but I'll stay with the local breakfast stouts.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Immortale25
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottle cap says BF290118

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 3/4 inch brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sporadic clusters of surface foam. Thin, semi-resilient lacing streaks down the glass leaving a jagged ring behind on the glass.

S- Wonderful vanilla/chocolate/coffee medley plus some mild hazelnut and caramel.

T- Heavy dark roast with some vanilla and caramel but not as fantastic as the aroma. Moderate bitterness throughout and an alcohol flavor that's somewhat apparent.

M- I was hoping for a bit more creaminess. Mildly sharp from the hops and booze. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Super solid. Worth having for the aroma alone.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of acevenom
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours black like motor oil with a thin, chocolate brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving only a small lace cap around the edge of the glass. I get plenty of dark roasted coffee on the nose with some chocolate. Those big coffee flavors are there, but are greatly complemented by the dark roasted malt and the smoothness to the mouthfeel the oatmeal brings. Still, this is a very coffee forward stout with only some chocolate flavor. With the smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation, the beer drinks pretty well. Plus at 7.5%, it doesn't have the harsh alcohol feel. This is an excellent beer, but only just so.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, with one finger thick creamy light brown colored head. Settles to a thin ring, a few rings down the glass. Smell: espresso, dark chocolate, earth, almost-burnt bread. Taste: espresso, burnt, earthy, slightly acidic, cocoa. A little bracing with the burnt bitterness, but that's ok! Medium bodied, creamy feel. Very nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to trying this tasty morsel for a long time. The pour is wonderful, pitch black with a finger of mocha head that retains very well. The aroma is a little weak, but offers a nice roasted coffee. The taste is really just about all that I could want from a coffee stout. There's a nice and strong roasted coffee flavor that pairs very well with the oat sweetness and smoothness. Overall, Beer Geek Breakfast is an extremely tasty coffee stout. The new 11.2oz bottles are actually a fairly good deal as far as Mikkeller prices go as well.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours like pitch black oil. Thick and sludge-like, this beer looks like the dregs of French press coffee. It pours with a small, dark khaki/light brown head of bubbles that fizzles away to leave a scrim moving up the sides of the glass. The body is too dark to see through, and the head leaves no lacing on the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of middling roast malt and coffee with a slight vegetal/dark fruit smell that seems to be coming from the coffee. Grainy oats also bristle over the nose like hot oatmeal and blend beautifully with the roast coffee. I was a little concerned when I first sniffed this beer, but as it sits in my snifter its scent exponentially rises in enticement. On the tongue, the beer tastes of big coffee bitter roast with a light sweet hint from the malt and coffee beans and a slight bite of acidity. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet dark fruits which immediately explodes in roasted coffee with a nice bitter bite that dries the beer out and brings layer upon layer of coffee flavors to the tongue, running from dark fruits, to chocolate, to roasted malts. This beer’s flavor profile is perfect for the morning. In the mouth, the beer is creamy and medium in body, which is surprisingly light for a stout of this size but must be due to the added coffee. The beer’s carbonation is light, and just gives a faint prick to the tongue, allowing the coffee and malt flavors to dominate the mouth. The mouth is left bitter dry with a bit of stickiness and a decent amount of acid neutralizing saliva running through the mouth. Overall, this is a beautiful stout that really hits the coffee lovers sweet spot. The coffee flavors are brilliantly represented in this beer. Unlike Founder’s Breakfast Stout, this beer showcases the coffee as the center of your palate, instead FBS’s beautiful balance, but this beer’s coffee is perfect on the tongue. I would love to knock this beer back in the morning, as it has the perfect amount of coffee roast flavoring to start the morning. This beer is great, do yourself a favor and try it.

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Beer Geek Breakfast from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,556 ratings
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